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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, China
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    KAWS

    American • 1974

    To understand the work of KAWS is to understand his roots in the skateboard and graffiti crews of New York City. Brian Donnelly chose KAWS as his moniker to tag city streets beginning in the 1990s, and quickly became a celebrated standout in the scene. Having swapped spray paint for explorations in fine art spanning sculpture, painting and collage, KAWS has maintained a fascination with classic cartoons, including Garfield, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons, and reconfigured familiar subjects into a world of fantasy. 

    Perhaps he is most known for his larger-than-life fiberglass sculptures that supplant the body of Mickey Mouse onto KAWS' own imagined creatures, often with 'x'-ed out eyes or ultra-animated features. However, KAWS also works frequently in neon and vivid paint, adding animation and depth to contemporary paintings filled with approachable imagination. There is mass appeal to KAWS, who exhibits globally and most frequently in Asia, Europe and the United States.  

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Two works: (i) ISOLATION TOWER; (ii) ANKLE BRACELET

(i) signed, numbered and dated '34/50 KAWS.. 16' lower edge
(ii) signed, numbered and dated 'AP 20/20 KAWS.. 17' lower edge

screenprint on paper
(i) 152.4 x 109.2 cm. (60 x 43 in.)
(ii) 147.3 x 147.3 cm. (58 x 58 in.)

(i) Executed in 2016, this work is number 34 from an edition of 50 plus 20 artist’s proofs.
(ii) Executed in 2017, this work is artist proof 20 from an edition of 50 plus 20 artist’s proofs.

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 600,000 
€45,600-68,400
$51,300-76,900

Sold for HK$504,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021